American Idol judge, Simon Cowell, is giving back and working with a children’s hospice spending time with sick children because he doesn’t have children of his own. Read more on Simon Cowell’s involvement in the charity below.
Simon Cowell has always said he was “too selfish” to start his own family but has now become a part of Chase children’s hospice in Surrey, England because he enjoys spending time with the kids there.
Cowell admits he prefers talking with the children because he finds them more honest than adults.
He says, “The directness of these remarkable children is like a breath of fresh air. I often get a good grilling, although I find it a lot easier to talk to children than adults. If truth be told, I’m maybe just a big kid myself. Over the years I have grown incredibly close to some of the children, probably because I don’t have kids of my own.”
But Cowell says he has been emotionally affected by the tragic stories of the ill children.
He adds, “One little girl, a total sweetheart, was always winding me up by insisting we would be married one day. Sadly she recently died. It was terrible and confusing moment to learn that someone so young had passed away.”
Cowell is also urging U.K. politicians to provide more institutions to care for sick children: “The lack of government support is frustrating – and by becoming patron of Children Hospices U.K. I hope to bring pressure to bear at the very highest level. And I’m pretty good at persuading people.”
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